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Ask a Lawyer: Navigating the court system for the first time

May 9, 2022

Senior Advisory Counsel Danny Lynn appears on Global News Morning to talk about a day in the life of a duty counsel lawyer and training opportunities for private practice lawyers on the LAA roster.

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Legal Aid Alberta, Government of Alberta announce long-awaited tariff review and modernization

May 5, 2022

New tariff will provide the simplicity needed for a more timely, stronger legal aid system for all Albertans.

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Access to justice milestone: Legal Aid Alberta surpasses 120,000 bail hearings for Albertans held in custody

May 2, 2022

Justice of the Peace Bail Program ensures Albertans have proper legal representation at no cost during one of the most difficult points in their lives.

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Student placement program offers hands-on experience to legal education

Apr 13, 2022

Law student Casey Caines shares her experience in the student placement program with Legal Aid Alberta

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LAA President, Board Chair each awarded Queen’s Counsel designation

Apr 7, 2022

Awards recognize exceptional merit and exemplary service in the Canadian justice system

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Ask a Lawyer: Refugee options for those fleeing war in Ukraine and elsewhere

Apr 6, 2022

Williams appeared on Ask a Lawyer to share Legal Aid Alberta's involvement in supporting individuals with immigration and refugee claims, and other ways Canadians can provide aid to those seeking refuge.

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In The News

LAA’s Paul Welke discusses upcoming tariff review
Tariff and Roster Relations Lead Paul Welke talks to Global News Edmonton about the upcoming LAA tariff review. (Timestamp 13:20)
Global News Edmonton | May 12, 2022

TORONTO STAR: Legal Aid hits bail hearing milestone
Since the program’s inception Alberta Legal Aid has handled more than 95 per cent of the bail hearings in the province.
Toronto Star | May 12, 2022

Legal Aid hits bail hearing milestone
This week Alberta Legal Aid announced it had held 120,000 bail hearings for Albertans in custody since 2018, which is when the Alberta bail system saw substantial changes.
St. Albert Today | May 6, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta lawyers playing crucial bail hearing role
Legal Aid Alberta lawyers are celebrating a four-year-old initiative that has seen more than 120,000 bail hearings completed.
Red Deer Advocate | May 6, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine underscores the importance of standing for human rights and calling out abuse of power
LAA Immigration and Refugee lawyer Ruth Williams discusses paths to safety for people fleeing the war in Ukraine and other war zones around the world.
Global Morning News Edmonton | April 5, 2022

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